6 Traits You Are An Entrepreneur
By Amanda Watts
These days everyone with a MacBook and a blog think they are
entrepreneurs… The modern world of technology has made it possible to set up
an office anywhere you fancy, and start trading with no plan, investment or
market research. You just plug in your lap top and go! So if this is the case
how do you tell if you are ‘playing’ at being an Entrepreneur or if you really are
You Have No Work Life Balance
Does this sound like you? I know from my experience the famous ‘I won’t be a
second darling I am just sending an email’, is a sentence you will hear often in
my household. And if you are at a stage where you don’t yet have children, and
are still able to socialise without getting a babysitter the chances are you don’t
go out anyway! No matter how much your friends want you to go out on a
weekend or how much you really need sleep, you just have to get your work
done. Work is your thrill, not dancing into the small hours of the morning. And
you certainly don’t switch off at 5 o’clock on a Friday night.
Your Business Isn’t About You
You didn’t start your business to make money. Something worthwhile is driving
you forward, something you believe in or something in this world you want to
change. You have a ‘WHY’. Remember Richard Branson set up Virgin Atlantic
with one plane, not because he wanted to make money having a fleet of
airlines, but because he wanted to create a plane that he would want to fly on,
and he couldn’t find one that he thought lived up to the standards he required.
He wanted to create a great place for people to work, and an airline people
enjoyed. He succeeded because people were at the heart of his vision, and his
creation was because there was a need that needed filling!
You Don’t Have A Day Job
You don’t have a day job. Your idea or product isn’t a part-time job that you are
working on outside your day job, this is something you live and breathe, day
and night. You may find yourself putting all your hard earned cash into your
business, or getting yourself nicely into debt. But you don’t care, this is
something you believe in and you believe that a small step back financially will
enable you to bring your product or your service to those that need you. Again,
you are following your ‘WHY’.
You Have Passion And Are Resilient
If you are anything like me you love to eat, sleep and breath your
business. You read about what you do, you research and you’re obsessed with
bettering yourself in your field. You don’t let any hiccups stop you, they don’t
even slow you down, and you are passionate about what you do, to the point
that sometimes its all you can talk about! If someone questions you, you may
listen, but your gut instinct is what you trust most, and if you get knocked down,
you get straight back up again. This is a great trait of an Entrepreneur, embrace
this part of you, it will keep you going when all else fails.
You Don’t Do it For The Money
Your business wasn’t set up to make money, you set it up because you
believed in something. In fact, as previously mentioned you could well be very
broke at the start of your Entrepreneurial Journey. When I started 6 years ago I
was a single mum living on benefits, it was not the easiest time in my life. But 6
years later and after many many hours learning and trail and error, I now have a
six figure business that was born out of passion. I don’t whine that I didn’t have
the money, because I was so focused and created a system for my clients that
worked, I knew the money will follow. Remember when Zuckerberg set up
Facebook he didn’t do it for the money; he did it because he wanted to rate the
look of fellow classmates. Money comes second, passion comes first.
You Never Ever Quit!
If you follow me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kprmarketing) you will see
regular motivational quotes. My favourite one is about never, ever giving up.
This was put beautifully by Thomas Eddison; he said: ‘I have not failed. I’ve just
found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ And remember, just when you feel you
could give up, keep going, as that may well e your breakthrough moment. You
know it, i know it and so do all the other Entrepreneurs out there know it. Don’t
quit! Determination is an Entrepreneurial trait!
And finally, and most importantly, Entrepreneurs don’t do what everyone else is
doing. They don’t copy other peoples ideas, they don’t whine at other people’s
successes and they don’t wish they had more money. They don’t follow the
status quo but carve their own path. Does this sound like you?
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Amanda is a Client Attraction Expert. She specialising in working with health,
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